SCA USFS Roving Trail Team- Project Leader

The Student Conservation Association

About the organization

Founded in 1957 by Liz Putnam, the Student Conservation Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment. SCA leads the nation in providing conservation service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training. Our mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Every year, in all 50 states, thousands of high school, college, graduate students and others join the association to work for national parks and forests, historic and cultural resources, and urban green spaces.

Duties

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults with the 2019 USFS Roving Trail Team in the Southern Appalachian Forests.

Program Dates: 8/25/2019 – 12/8/2019

Location: Roving in the Southern Appalachian Forests, potentially including Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia

Primary Responsibilities:
As the Roving Trail Team Project Leader, you will work with three crew members at Southern Appalachian Forests for 13 weeks. The team will receive training at the start of the program. Training includes wilderness first aid, work skills, and trail bridge repair skill-building. The team will focus their work on priority trail bridge and trail projects as outlined by the host forest and regional office.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:
• Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, and guiding crew dynamics
• Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship
• Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA
• Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff

Qualifications

• Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching or environmental education a plus
• Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
• Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
• Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
• Must have ability to legally work in the US
• Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards
• Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
• Preference will go to a candidate who has previously attended SCA Leader Training

Salary

$650/week total salary

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply: Visit http://thesca.force.com/members to create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. This is the only way to alert us that your application was submitted.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

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